Proposed Project Albany – Project Update
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for CanPacific Potash’s proposed Project Albany has been submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. An EIS is the report that documents any potential project affects and mitigation measures and is used by the regulators in the decision-making process. The Environmental Assessment Act requires that a proponent receive the approval of the Minister of Environment before proceeding with a development.
Based on similar projects of this size and nature, CanPacific Potash anticipates to receive initial technical comments from the Ministry of Environment in Q4 2018, followed by a period of response and finally public review. CanPacific Potash understands that the success of the proposed Project Albany depends on strong working relationships with local communities which is why we are committed to keeping stakeholders and the generally public informed and updated. We will continue to update you as the proposed Project Albany progresses and provide opportunities for stakeholders and members of the public to ask questions, and provide feedback.
Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions and/or comments.
The Technical Proposal for Project Albany has been submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.
Project Albany is a proposed three million tonne per year solution potash mine. It is situated on KP405 potash permit and is located approximately 30 kilometres south east of Regina, SK.
Public Engagement is a process that involves the public in various forms of problem solving, decision making, opportunity identification, and the collection of community input to make sustainable decisions. CanPacific Potash and SNC-Lavalin Inc. (SNC-Lavalin) are firm believers in public engagement and pride themselves in building long lasting community relationships.
CanPacific Potash is a Joint Venture between North Atlantic Potash Inc., a subsidiary of JSC Acron and Rio Tinto Potash Management Inc., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc, which consists of eight potash permits covering 230,816 hectares in the southern region of the district. The project has mainly focused on permit KP 405.
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (SNC-Lavalin-Saskatoon) was retained by CanPacific Potash to provide services including a site selection study, environmental baseline studies, environmental permitting support, and regulatory and stakeholder engagement for the Albany Project. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. Our Saskatchewan team of leading environmental specialists, earth scientists, and engineers specialize in consulting for the Saskatchewan potash mining industry.